Restaurant Notes: Casanova’s Butchery—“a meat and cheese shop”—opens in Rockbrook | Omaha dinners

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Casanova’s butcher shop, which advertises itself as “a meat and cheese shop,” is now open at 10914 Elm St. in Rockbrook Village.

The store offers a variety of meats and poultry, including pastrami, French ham and two types of turkey breast, and all meats are two-thirds plus choice, owner Andrew Miller said.

Plus, he said, there’s a full deli counter, including figs, dates and small amounts of other fruit; and local, national, and international cheeses, “some of which I can’t even pronounce the names of.”

There are also random items like pestos, hummus, and sun-dried tomatoes, as well as a selection of spirits to pair with whatever you buy.

Miller worked as a meat cutter at Wohlner’s Grocery as well as Broadmoor Market and Wild Oats Market, both now closed. He pursued another career for about 15 years before the pandemic prompted him to return to his former calling.

He says he enjoys serving the public. “I like people,” he said, “and I’ve never had fun cutting meat.”

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He also said he and his wife have three young sons “and we wanted to build something for them.”

Store hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The store’s website is casanovasbutchery.com.

Food truck owners open El Churro Spot in downtown Omaha

A popular Mexican food truck from Omaha now has a physical location.

El Churro Spot is at 1319 S. 50th St., next to O’Leaver’s Pub. The owners have been operating the Churro Truck Omaha, which is usually parked near 72nd and Farnam Streets, for a few years.

The menu includes favorites from the truck, as well as veggie sweet potato tacos, fish tacos, and homemade sopes, which are fried masa and savory toppings.

The restaurant now observes the winter hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday and closed on Sunday.

To order online, click “About” on The Churro Truck Facebook page: www.facebook.com/thechurrotruckomaha.


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Lansky’s Pizza in Bellevue is permanently closing today

Today is the last day of business for Lansky’s Pizza, Pasta & Philly Steaks in Bellevue.

The restaurant has been in Bellevue for 18 years.

Other area locations at 4601 S. 50th St. in Omaha, Council Bluffs and Gretna remain open. These outlets will honor gift cards purchased at the closed restaurant.

Lansky’s Loot reward accounts will remain active at the remaining restaurants, where reward certificates will be honored.

Restaurant staff will contact those with pending party room reservations in Bellevue and may reschedule at the Omaha and Gretna locations if rooms are available.

Seafood restaurant adds Monday hours

Pacific Eating House, 1130 Sterling Ridge Drive, is now open on Mondays.

The restaurant serves wild seafood and other Pacific dishes, such as Honolulu ahi, Seattle clam chowder, bibimbap, and salmon tacos. It also offers an extensive list of Pacific Coast wines.

Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday, with a happy hour from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It’s closed on Sundays.

Visit pacific-eatinghouse.com for more information.

Capri Italian restaurant opens in West Omaha

A new Italian restaurant recently opened at 17320 West Center Road.

The menu offers various dishes such as a caprese appetizer, pasta with seafood, chicken piccata, braised ribs in red wine and arancini.

Capri owner Brett Clure also co-owns four Tanner locations in Omaha, Lincoln and Wisconsin and four Tavern 180 outlets in Omaha and elsewhere in the Midwest.


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And he’s preparing to open two new Julio’s restaurants, one near 192nd Street and Q Street and the other in the former Jack & Mary location near 114th Street and West Dodge Road.

He bought the rights to the name of longtime Mexican restaurant Omaha when its last location, at 123rd Street and West Center Road, closed in 2020.

He hopes Far West Julio’s will open by mid-2022. Both locations are undergoing renovations.

Check out the Capri menu at www.facebook.com/CapriOmaha.

Twisted Vine sponsors “People That Wine” tastings

A free tasting? I don’t refuse that.

It happens every other Tuesday at Twisted Vine Wine & Tap, 123 N. Washington St. in Papillion.

Participants benefit from special offers on bottles purchased while supplies last. No reservations are necessary and you can bring food if you eat outside on the terrace.

To learn more about the tavern, visit twistedvinepapillion.com.

[email protected], 402-444-1267


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